My Story Madness

I am so close to the end of my novel, I can already see the shadow of the letters in THE END loom over my fingers as I’m typing. I’ve written the climax last week, and now I’m building the hither end of the bridge that’ll span into the next novel, and the excitement is freakin killing me!

I can’t wait to be done so I can take my obligatory break so I can then get to the really good stuff: revision & editing.Β I mmhhrr luurrve that! It’s a dive into pure storytelling madness for me, the kind that burns away all the clutter and nonsense and leaves the smoldering hot core of the story stand there in the ashes, like a beautiful titanium phoenix from space! Ha!

You see, I’m all for chiseling with a chainsaw instead of molding out of clay. My writing is more an explosion of words, rocks and splinters, followed by a ruthless revision that crunches the chaos into a metal-and-rock-and-barbed wire thing, which I then grind and cut and edit into a readable story. And I’m eager to get there, it’s like… like… a foot-massage after sex, like ice-cream after lobster, like a hot tub after a skiing day. Can’t wait!

But right now I’m still in the explosion phase, and it’s hotter and crazier the closer I come to the END. So I’m kinda forced to admit I’m unable to compose any usable bit of blogging wordery, wording bloggery, write any type of usable article, can’t do it, nah-ah. My brain is full of burning debris that’s spiraling up into the gaping maw of a monster-tornado, so before I annoy you with a wanton post, or bits of writing wisdom such as my favorites, “Kill what you know” and “Write about your darlings”, I’m gonna excuse myself, and leave you with a song from one of my favorite bands, that’s been scrunching my heart out through my fingertips over the past few days.

This is how the climax of my story sounds like to me. I hope it will be even more resounding on the page, and burn itself into all your minds and memories as it has into mine.

So—back to the neuron-wrecking chaos of my WIP that I can’t really talk about yet. See you next week, when I’ll hopefully be able to scream at the top of my lungs about having shot a whole battery into the full stop after THE END.

Ahh, ye blissfull manifestation of my dreams and demons, here I come!

 

16 Replies to “My Story Madness”

  1. I’m with you on editing. I know a lot of writers that love the first draft and hate revision, but I absolutely love the editing process. There’s nothing like seeing that lump of clay become something pretty. πŸ™‚

    Good luck!

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  2. Go, go, go! You’re almost there!

    I know what you mean about revision. Drafting feels so tedious, because the story is there and my fingers just can’t keep up with my brain, but once it’s all out and the revision starts, it’s like, YES! πŸ™‚

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  3. Just ‘keep swimming,’ Vero! I know the feeling of being so close to the end you can taste it, when your thoughts are buzzing and your fingers won’t type fast enough…think I locked myself in the basement office for three days straight. Though I seem to have a love/hate relationship with the editing process lately…

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    1. I’ve definitely gotten faster, but I think practice and the tens of thousands of words in my wake have more to do with that than my proximity to the finish line! πŸ˜€ But damn, it feels awesome! Thanks for the heads up. Keep plowing through the text in your editing efforts, it’s one of the best parts of writing if you keep your head above water.

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  4. Woohoo! Go for it, Vero! When I typed “The End” on my manuscript I nearly had a… er… ahem.

    I’m kidding! πŸ˜€ But I did take a picture of the screen and text it to people. πŸ™‚

    Keep us posted – even if it’s just a big “Mission Accomplished” posted across your page.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy!! I know what you mean, I’ve been living in a constant state of creative arousal for weeks already, can’t wait to bring it all to a peak with THE END! LOL πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      I’ll definitely post about it, and the crazy things I’ve learned while hammering out Da Draft. Thanks for the cheering!

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